"Analytical System Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation" combines results from analytical mechanics and system dynamics to develop an approach to modeling constrained multidiscipline dynamic systems. This combination yields a modeling technique based on the energy method of Lagrange, which in turn, results in a set of differential-algebraic equations that are suitable for numerical integration. Using the modeling approach presented in this book enables one to model and simulate systems as diverse as a six-link, closed-loop mechanism or a transistor power amplifier.
Develops Lagrange's equation of motion starting from the First Law of Thermodynamics, instead of using the traditional Hamilton's principle
Extensive treatment of the kinematic/structural analysis of machines and mechanisms, as well as the structural analysis of electrical/fluid/thermal networks
More than 125 worked examples that illustrate various aspects of modeling and simulating dynamic systems using a Lagrangian approach
Simulation results for various models developed using MATLAB